Elizabeth Warren-Mikes


Elizabeth Warren-Mikes

Commitment to Clients and Communities

I receive the greatest satisfaction at the office from working with a team to bring affordable housing to a community.  To do so, I enjoy working with our clients and their developer partners in collaborating to problem solve and work together to get the deal closed.  While I am newer to Applegate, I am thrilled to be able to combine a substantial background in real estate transactional work with a long-term interest in and commitment to community involvement.  I love that we can provide a great service to our clients and at the end of the day help our clients bring affordable housing to communities.

Career Overview

Current Focus:  My focus is affordable housing and community development finance and tax credit finance and syndication.  I represent non-profit and for-profit investors and syndicators investing in multi-family affordable housing projects.  Most recently, I had the pleasure of assisting our client in closing a complex, multi-family housing development located in Massachusetts with both a 4% and 9% component with state and federal low-income housing tax credits and state and local historic tax credits.  The development will convert a vacant textile mill into much needed affordable housing.

Highlights: Prior to joining Applegate, I represented and advised clients in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development projects, commercial leasing, and finance in both large and small firm settings.  My prior experience includes projects involving office buildings, a golf course portfolio, residential developments, retail spaces, hotels, industrial developments, and mixed use properties.  I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, where I was coordinating Note and Comment Editor for the Northwestern Law Review.  I clerked for the Honorable John D. Butzner, Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Illinois Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development


Our attorneys have a passion for helping our clients reclaim and re-invigorate neighborhoods and cities. We represent developers, tax credit syndicators, investors, tax-exempt community development organizations and public housing authorities. They trust us to get the job done–please come talk with us to learn why you should too.

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